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Events and Communications Manager

Closing date: 01 Aug 2024

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  • Full Time
  • London

Website Localis

Localis is a leading, independent think tank focusing on devising place-based public policy at the level of national and local government.

Localis is a leading, independent think tank focusing on devising place-based public policy at the level of national and local government. We are currently seeking a communications and events manager to support the delivery of our events and research policy programme. This role would be ideal for a graduate starter looking for wider experience in the world of policy and public affairs.

Events planning: research, recommend, organise and co-ordinate events in line with strategic priorities, including budgeting, resource and monitoring coverage.

Project manage all event logistics, including attending both in person events and all online events.

  • For in person events, logistics would include speaker liaison, venue setup, signage, AV and attendee registration
  • For online events, this would include set up of webinar platform, facilitating audience registration/sign in and technical support during the event.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Manage attendance of Localis research evidence sessions in liaison with the research team.
  • Ensure all events are delivered to high standard, on budget and secure excellent attendance.
  • Maintain calendar(s) of internal and external events.

Communications

  • Help create compelling event concepts with supporting content that will engage target audiences.
  • Co-ordinate and create engaging website and social media content with an analytic eye to monitor the success of the work.
  • Assist with press releases, media liaison and stakeholder engagement.

Essential qualities

  • Self-motivated with a passion for public affairs and policy.
  • Believer in local democracy and the efficacy of well-managed local government
  • Strong writing and communications skills
  • Some knowledge of local government structure in the UK
  • Comfortable working flexibly in a small team environment.

Desired qualities

  • Previous experience in a communications or event role
  • Project management experience

To apply for this job please visit www.localis.org.uk.

Any other details

  • 35 hrs/week (five-day working week, with flexibility over days)
  • Can work from home or our office, but will be required in office for initial training and some staff meetings
  • Will be required to travel for party conferences and other events taking place outside London

How to apply

To apply, please email jonathan.werran@localis.org.uk with:

  • A covering letter referencing how you satisfy the required experience for the role.
  • Your CV.
  • A sample of writing and/or links to previous written work.

Closing date:  1st August 2024

Interview/start dates: Interviews will be arranged in w/c 8th August. We may look to arrange interviews before then too.

The successful candidate would ideally start before the end of August. 

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Job Details

Organisation: Localis

Location: London

Salary: £20,000 - £30,000 (£25,000)

Closing date: 01 Aug 2024 (6pm )

Contract type: Fixed (6 months initially)

Full-time/part-time: Full Time

Remote working: Flexible

About the Organisation

Localis is a leading, independent think tank focusing on devising place-based public policy at the level of national and local government.

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